UK daily 'The Guardian' names President Rivlin a 'Hero of 2014'

Paper praises Rivlin for working to fight racism and standing up for Palestinian rights.

January 1, 2015 10:22
President Reuven Rivlin

President Reuven Rivlin. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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British daily The Guardian has named President Reuven Rivlin one of its "Heroes of 2014."

The paper praised the lifelong Likud member for acting "as something like his country’s conscience," since becoming president.

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The Guardian said that Rivlin had worked to fight racism and stand up for Palestinian rights.

The paper praised him for his opposition to the Jewish state bill and his statement that bigotry in Israel was a sickness that had to be treated.

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